Activities and Camping

Great days out with South West Lakes 

We have five Activity Centres across the region, where you can hire watersports equipment, launch your own craft or learn something new with our friendly and qualified instructors:

Extend your stay and camp at Roadford Campsite, Siblyback Campsite, Stithians Campsite, Tamar Campsite or Wimbleball Campsite.


Our lakes provide the perfect setting for a great day out in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. Venture along our trails, encountering nature face to face. Refuel at our onsite cafés with delicious snacks, cakes and hot drinks. Enjoy a wide range of fun things to do – try an activity on or off the water for the very first time, shoot an arrow or swing through the trees, discover paddleboarding or explore our lakes by canoe. Extend your stay and enjoy a night under canvas, create a family holiday packed with new experiences creating lifelong memories.

Holidays like no other 

Keep the whole family entertained with a range of activities on and off the water. Our expertly trained instructors offer superb sessions for you to experience a day out like no other. From canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing to archery and high ropes – there’s plenty of outdoor activities to experience the ultimate day out or holiday with the family in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. 

#ItsYourOutdoors - come and explore! 

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Our 2022 RYA courses will teach you the basics of sailing or windsurfing with our qualified instructors in a safe and fun environment at Stithians Lake. We offer junior and adult courses.

RYA courses are internationally recognised qualifications in dinghy sailing and windsurfing. Participating in these courses will help you to learn and develop invaluable skills such as teamwork, determination, communication, independence, confidence and creative problem solving.
All courses: £99 per person. 
Scroll to the bottom of this page for booking. 

Spring 2022 5 Week RYA Courses 

Every Saturday 30th April - 28th May

  • RYA Stage 1 Sailing - Junior (8-16 years). 9:30 - 12:00
  • RYA Stage 1 Sailing - Junior (8 - 16 years). 13:00 - 15:30
  • RYA Stage 1 Windsurf - Junior (8 - 16 years). 13:00 - 15:30
  • RYA Level 1 Sailing - Adult (17+ years). 13:00 - 16:00

Summer 2022 5 Week RYA Courses

Every Saturday 11th June - 9th July 

  • RYA Stage 2 Sailing - Junior (8-16 years). 9:30 - 12:00
  • RYA Stage 1 Windsurfing - Junior (8 - 16 years). 9:30 - 12:00
  • RYA Stage 2 Sailing - Junior (8 - 16 years). 13:00 - 15:30
  • RYA Level 2 Sailing - Adult (17+ years). 13:00 - 16:00
  • RYA Start Windsurfing - Adult (17+ years). 13:00 - 16:00

Book below or call 01209 860301.

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